Monday, November 11, 2013

Water Cycle and Weather

Water Cycle and Weather 

We will be taking our second Science CDA this Friday. The students are required to know the standards listed below.

S4E3. Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
  1. Demonstratehowwaterchangesstatesfromsolid(ice)toliquid(water)togas(water vapor/steam) and changes from gas to liquid to solid.
  2. Identify the temperatures at which water becomes a solid and at which water becomes a gas.
  3. Investigatehowcloudsareformed.
  4. Explain the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
  5. Investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions. (rain, snow, sleet, hail,
    clouds, and fog).
S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
a. Identifyweatherinstrumentsandexplainhoweachisusedingatheringweatherdata and making forecasts (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer).
b. Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.
c. Useobservationsandrecordsofweatherconditionstopredictweatherpatterns throughout the year.
d. Differentiate between weather and climate. 

Below are a few resources to enjoy! 

Study Jams
The above link will take you to Studyjams. This is an excellent resource to use. It includes a short video and a comprehension question at the end. Click on Science, See All Topics, Weather and Climate. Then choose the video of your choice.

The above link with take you to Edheads. There is a fun game that will help you practice predicting weather.

Water Cycle Song
We have practiced the above song in class many times. It goes through the entire water cycle.

Weather Watch Activities

Make your own weather instruments
The link listed above will show you how to make your own weather instruments. This is an awesome way to help make a connection with what you are learning. If you decide to do this at home, please let me know. I would love to see pictures and hear how it turns out!

Another great way to help your child develop a better understanding of weather is by watching the weather channel together.

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